Netflix adds one of the best family movies of all time

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Netflix viewers are having their next cozy movie night. The beloved children’s film Paddington was recently added to the streaming service, and the fan favorite already has social media abuzz. If you missed this beloved film when it was released in 2014, there’s no better time than the present to stream it.

Paddington follows the adventures of the eponymous bear (voiced by no time to die(Ben Whishaw) of ‘Darkest Peru’ as he leaves behind his Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton) to explore a new life in London. After boarding a ship with a dwindling supply of marmalade sandwiches, Paddington encounters the Brown family. While Mr. Brown (Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville) has his doubts about the gentle but disturbing bear, Mrs Brown (The shape of water(Sally Hawkins) and their children welcome her into the family with open arms. However, a scheming taxidermist played with villainous glee by Nicole Kidman throws the bear’s new life into delicious chaos.

Paddington was a certified hit, earning $282 million at the international box office and boasting a 97% critics score and an 80% audience score across all reviews rotten tomatoes. It spawned an even more beloved sequel, Paddington 2, which brought in Hugh Grant as a new villain in one of the best roles of his career (no, seriously). A third movie is on the way after director Paul King wraps up work on the origin story Wonka with Timothée Chalamet.

Now that Paddington is streaming on Netflix and Paddington 2 is on HBO Max, fans on Twitter are excited about the opportunity for a dual function. “PADDINGTON IS ON NETFLIX, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT CALLING ME, tweeted an enthusiastic fan. “Paddington is on Netflix and Paddington 2 is on HBO, so if you have access to both, you need to treat yourself to the healthiest and most heartwarming double feature of your life.” wrote another Twitter user. “WHO WAS GOING TO TELL ME PADDINGTON IS ON NETFLIX US?!!!” asked another fan. A Twitter user sums it up best: “Life can be scary, but Paddington is on Netflix so it’s a little less scary now.”

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